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Hasbro's 5th G.I. JOE Q&A: The Answers!
Posted by Curto on December 19, 2007 at 02:29 PM CST:
As part of Hasbro's bi-monthly Q&A session, Cool Toy Review passed on 5 of your burning questions and now we've got the answers for you.

Cool Toy Review: Will we see Quick Kick in the 25th Anniversary Line-up?

Hasbro: Yes.

Cool Toy Review: Being a former Coastie, Cutter is my favorite Joe. Any chance of a new version of him in the outfit he had with the W.H.A.L.E.? Maybe with a removable life preserver and removable hat?

Hasbro: The bad news is that Cutter is not planned. The good news is that with a new life vest coming on a future figure, you can work with our customizing friends at Joe Customs and make one.

Cool Toy Review: Why is it that instead of a 25th Anniversary comic-based figure pack we don?t get (at least once) a cartoon-based pack? There?s a great number of characters that showed a remarkable variant look on the classic cartoons such as: Ace, Cover Girl(MASS Device), Lady Jaye, Wild Bill, Sparks, Torpedo, Breaker, Flint, and the ?Green Shirts? (among others) that would make an outstanding appearance as figures. Although they don?t have to come with a DVD, that shouldn?t be a problem since Hasbro has released figures with CDs/DVDs containing some of the classic cartoons recently.

Hasbro: We plan on officially addressing our stance on vehicles this year at Toy Fair. Until then we just ask that you bear with us.

UPDATE: Hasbro sent us a revision to one of our questions.
Hasbro: Cartoon packs are a great idea, thanks! Right now our plan is to continue working with Larry Hama on providing some new comic content for the 2 packs. We are also looking to the TV series for inspiration on some of our single pack figures coming out later in 2008.

Cool Toy Review: What are the chances of a series of single carded figures based on the comic books? I'd love a 25th Anniversary styled Scar Face, Fred, Billy, Hard Master, Soft Master, and other origin Snake Eyes characters.

Hasbro: There is a chance that some of these will make it into the comic 2-packs, but unlikely they will be single carded.

Cool Toy Review: How long are you planning to keep the 25th Anniversary line going? At some point, the movie figures will inevitably take over, but are you planning to keep this new line's look going until then or are you thinking of continuing it for years to come?

Hasbro: The plan is to continue this line up to the movie. As for what's coming in 2010 for 3?'' figures...let's just get through Christmas 2007 for now!

Got any burning G.I. JOE questions you need answered straight from the source? If so, either send us an email or post in our forums, and with any luck, you'll get your answers next time!

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